Jan 17, 2012
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2012 Black Swans

Now that 2012 has descended upon us, many are embarking on strategic business planning. Uncertainty and volatility will be key words in any planning document for the New Year. Therefore, financial scenario planning, with the possibility of five to 10 different scenarios, needs to be completed and monitored throughout the year. When determining which scenarios to plan for, one element that will be critical is anticipating unusual or black swan events that can result in the business playbook being turned upside down. What are some of the possible black swan events that could create unusual scenarios?...More
Jan 17, 2012
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Jan. 12 USDA Report Summary 4

The USDA Crop Production Report released Jan. 12 indicates that the total U.S. corn and soybean crop in 2011 will decline from production levels in 2010. The final average yield per acre in 2011 is also expected be lower than the national corn and soybean yields of 2010. Following are some highlights of the latest USDA Crop Report, as well as the latest supply and demand (WADSE) reports....More

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